Simple Cuboidal Epithelium

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Unformatted text preview: Simple Cuboidal Epithelium Single layer; Functions in secretion and absorption. In glands, it forms the secretory portion and the ducts that deliver secretions to their destinations. Located in: kidney tubules, ducts, secretory portion of small glands Simple Columnar Single layer of tall, closely packed cells. Line the digestive tract from stomach to the rectum. Most associated with absorption and secretion Digestive tract lining has two distinct modifications: microvilli - increase surface area for absorption goblet cells - secrete mucus. Located in: digestive tract, gallbladder, excretory ducts of some glands, uterine tubes, some regions of the uterus Pseudostratified Eoithelium All of its cells rest on the basement membrane.Some cells are shorter than others and may not reach the surface. Nuclei vary in shape and are located at different levels above the basement membrane giving the false impression that several layers of cells are present. Functions in secretion and absorption Location of nonciliated type - ducts of large glands, part of male urethra Location of ciliated type...
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